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... sacrifice. Facing the Douai Plain, is a single sculpture of a sorrowing woman, portraying Canada as a young nation mourning its dead. Inscribed on the walls of the monument are the names of the Canadian soldiers who died with no known grave.
In 1914, the Germans had advanced as far as the ridgeline known as Vimy Ridge, and thereafter dug in ...
... There were an incredible number of Australians listed there. Lyn had given me the names of the soldiers that she had researched, so we searched the walls till we found their names.
Onto the ramparts to walk above the moat to Rijselpoort/Lille Gate, parts of which originated in the 14th C. On the other side of the gate, the Ramparts Cemetry, one of many ...
Standing at the Menin Gate last night with possibly 500 other people we watched the very solemn ceremony that has been held there every evening (rain, hail or shine) since 1928 – the observance did cease during German occupation but commenced again the very first evening of liberation. We continued touring the museums and war cemeteries where I was constantly stunned by the paradox between the overwhelming respect and care these young men ...
... call us a taxi, well what happens next is outstanding!! Two of the employees discussed which taxi they should call and found out it would be over an hour until one could get us.
They tried a second taxi company and decided that it would not be convenient either. They tried to figure out how we could get there, they talked until one of them noticed the word Canada on the paper Dad had given them. That was when one ...
... medieval town in the ninth century that was once larger than London, a heavily fortified castle town in the fourteenth century built by the French, fought over many times, and completely turned to dust from 1914-1918 during World War I. Ieper was one of the major arteries of the “Western Front,” hundreds of thousands of British soldiers lost their lives protecting Ieper and probably close to a million soldiers all ...